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country flag Europa League Round Grp K (1)
Thu 19 September 2019 20:00
Referee
Jakob Kehlet (DEN)
Weather at KO
weather icon Clear  14oC | Precip: 0% (0 in) | Wind 1.7 mph
Travel Info
2 hours plane, 2 hours coach
Distance
2,263 KM

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Last updated: Thu 19 September 2019 09:49
In Brief

Back in Europe after nearly 40 years of absence! Perfect in qualifying rounds – 6 wins in 6. Domestic form poor though. At full strength with Boly back from domestic ban.

Looking Back

Wolves back in Europe after nearly 40 years of absence and so far impressed in 3 qualifying rounds with 6 wins in 6. Eliminated Torino in play-offs!

Focus on Europe affecting domestic form though and Wolves yet to win in Premier League – 3 draws and 2 defeats. Last Sunday suffered shameful 2:5 home defeat vs. Chelsea.

Looking Ahead

Coach Santo has everyone available, including the pillar of his defence Boly who was suspended at the weekend.

Doherty set to start after being on the bench vs. Chelsea, while Cutrone hopes that his experience in Europe will give him edge when it comes to selecting the 2 forwards.

Points of Interest

Have Portuguese manager and 7 Portuguese players!

SC Braga

Last updated: Thu 19 September 2019 09:49
In Brief

In the last Liga game they lost 1-0 to Vitoria Setubal. Vitor, Wilson, Tiago Sa, Raul Silva and Wallace out. Agbo in doubt.

Looking Back

Not a good Primeira Liga start for the Arsenalistas who are surprisingly in the low part of the table with only 4 points. Won the first match then came 3 defeats and a draw.

Much better in Europe were Braga are unbeaten in seven matches. They qualified to the group stage knocking-out Brøndby and Spartak Moskva winning all four games.

Looking Ahead

Centre-back Raul Silva hasn't recovered yet after a knee operation. Tiago Sá will stop for several weeks due to a right knee injury. Centre-back Wallace got injured in last game and will miss for two weeks.

Forward Wilson Eduardo and full-back Vitor Tormena, who missed last couple of games, should be again sidelined. Latest arrival Uche Agbo probably isn't fit enough to play.

Points of Interest

Never met Wolves before, however don't have a good record against English sides, won 6 times, drew twice, while losing 10.

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Transfer in
  • Patrick Cutrone (att) Milan; Raul Jimenez (att) Benfica – loan made permanent; Leander Dendoncker (mid) Anderlecht – loan made permanent; Flavio Cristovao (mid) Aves U23; Jesus Vallejo (def) Real Madrid – on loan; Bruno Jordao (mid) Lazio; Pedro Neto (mid) Lazio; Roderick Miranda (def) Olympiacos – end of loan; Phil Ofosu-Ayeh (def) Wurzburger Kickers – end of loan; Leo Bonatini (att) Nottingham Forest – end of loan;
Transfer out
  • Kortney Hause (sp) (def) Aston Villa – loan made permanent; Helder Costa (sp) (att) Leeds – on loan; Ivan Cavaleiro (sp) (att) Fulham – on loan; Jack Ruddy (gk) Ross County; Will Norris (gk) Ipswich – on loan; Ethan Ebanks-Landell (def) Shrewsbury; Michal Zyro (mid) Korona Kielce; Rafa Mir (att) Nottingham Forest – on loan; Bright Enobakhare (att) Wigan - on loan;
Transfer in
  • Eduardo (gk) Chelsea; Vitor Tormena (def) Portimonense/Gil Vicente; Caju (def) Santos, BRA; André Horta (mid) LA Galaxy, USA; Diogo Viana (def/mid) Belenenses; Hassan (att) Olympiacos, GRE – return from loan; Stojiljkoic (att) Maiorca, SPA – return from loan; Luther Singh (mid/att) Chaves – return from loan; Galeno (att) Porto; Wallace (def) Lazio; Uche Agbo (mid) Standard Liege
Transfer out
  • Marafona (sp)(gk) Alanyaspor, TUR; Marcelo Goiano (r)(def) Sivasspor; Ricardo Ferreira (def) end of contract; Ailton (sp)(def) end of loan contract; Ricardo Ryller (sp)(mid) Bragantino, BRA – end of loan; Dyego Souza (k)(att) SZ FC, CHI; Fábio Martins (mid/att) Famalicão – on loan; Eduardo Teixeira (sp)(mid) Xanthi on loan; Diogo Figueiras (sp)(def) Rio Ave on loan
Transfer in
  • Patrick Cutrone (att) Milan; Raul Jimenez (att) Benfica – loan made permanent; Leander Dendoncker (mid) Anderlecht – loan made permanent; Flavio Cristovao (mid) Aves U23; Jesus Vallejo (def) Real Madrid – on loan; Bruno Jordao (mid) Lazio; Pedro Neto (mid) Lazio; Roderick Miranda (def) Olympiacos – end of loan; Phil Ofosu-Ayeh (def) Wurzburger Kickers – end of loan; Leo Bonatini (att) Nottingham Forest – end of loan;
Transfer out
  • Kortney Hause (sp) (def) Aston Villa – loan made permanent; Helder Costa (sp) (att) Leeds – on loan; Ivan Cavaleiro (sp) (att) Fulham – on loan; Jack Ruddy (gk) Ross County; Will Norris (gk) Ipswich – on loan; Ethan Ebanks-Landell (def) Shrewsbury; Michal Zyro (mid) Korona Kielce; Rafa Mir (att) Nottingham Forest – on loan; Bright Enobakhare (att) Wigan - on loan;

SC Braga

Last updated: Thu 19 September 2019 09:49
In Brief

In the last Liga game they lost 1-0 to Vitoria Setubal. Vitor, Wilson, Tiago Sa, Raul Silva and Wallace out. Agbo in doubt.

Looking Back

Not a good Primeira Liga start for the Arsenalistas who are surprisingly in the low part of the table with only 4 points. Won the first match then came 3 defeats and a draw.

Much better in Europe were Braga are unbeaten in seven matches. They qualified to the group stage knocking-out Brøndby and Spartak Moskva winning all four games.

Looking Ahead

Centre-back Raul Silva hasn't recovered yet after a knee operation. Tiago Sá will stop for several weeks due to a right knee injury. Centre-back Wallace got injured in last game and will miss for two weeks.

Forward Wilson Eduardo and full-back Vitor Tormena, who missed last couple of games, should be again sidelined. Latest arrival Uche Agbo probably isn't fit enough to play.

Points of Interest

Never met Wolves before, however don't have a good record against English sides, won 6 times, drew twice, while losing 10.

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Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Transfer in
  • Eduardo (gk) Chelsea; Vitor Tormena (def) Portimonense/Gil Vicente; Caju (def) Santos, BRA; André Horta (mid) LA Galaxy, USA; Diogo Viana (def/mid) Belenenses; Hassan (att) Olympiacos, GRE – return from loan; Stojiljkoic (att) Maiorca, SPA – return from loan; Luther Singh (mid/att) Chaves – return from loan; Galeno (att) Porto; Wallace (def) Lazio; Uche Agbo (mid) Standard Liege
Transfer out
  • Marafona (sp)(gk) Alanyaspor, TUR; Marcelo Goiano (r)(def) Sivasspor; Ricardo Ferreira (def) end of contract; Ailton (sp)(def) end of loan contract; Ricardo Ryller (sp)(mid) Bragantino, BRA – end of loan; Dyego Souza (k)(att) SZ FC, CHI; Fábio Martins (mid/att) Famalicão – on loan; Eduardo Teixeira (sp)(mid) Xanthi on loan; Diogo Figueiras (sp)(def) Rio Ave on loan

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Game Score
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AEK Athens - Trabzonspor 1 - 3
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Feyenoord - Hapoel Be'er Sheva 3 - 0
Celtic - AIK 2 - 0
Espanyol - Zorya Logansk 3 - 1
AZ Alkmaar - Royal Antwerp 1 - 1
KAA Gent - HNK Rijeka 2 - 1
SC Braga - Spartak Moscow 1 - 0
Torino - Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 3
Partizan - Molde 2 - 1
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RC Strasbourg - Eintracht Frankfurt 1 - 0
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BATE Borisov - Astana FC 2 - 0
Zorya Logansk - Espanyol 2 - 2
Bnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv - Malmo 0 - 1
Apollon Limassol - PSV Eindhoven 0 - 4
Molde - Partizan 1 - 1
Spartak Moscow - SC Braga 1 - 2
Royal Antwerp - AZ Alkmaar 1 - 4
(AET)
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Eintracht Frankfurt - RC Strasbourg 3 - 0
HNK Rijeka - KAA Gent 1 - 1
Trabzonspor - AEK Athens 0 - 2
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Torino 2 - 1
Rangers - Legia Warsaw 1 - 0
Vitoria de Guimaraes - Steaua 1 - 0
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APOEL Nicosia - Dudelange -
Round Grp B (1)
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FC Copenhagen - Lugano 1 - 0
Round Grp E (1)
Stade Rennais - Celtic 1 - 1
Cluj - Lazio 2 - 1
Round Grp C (1)
FC Basel - Krasnodar 5 - 0
Getafe - Trabzonspor -
Round Grp D (1)
PSV Eindhoven - Sporting CP 3 - 2
LASK Linz - Rosenborg BK -
Round Grp F (1)
Standard Liege - Vitoria de Guimaraes -
Eintracht Frankfurt - Arsenal -
Round Grp I (1)
Wolfsburg - Oleksandria 3 - 1
KAA Gent - Saint Etienne 3 - 2
Round Grp J (1)
Borussia Monchengladbach - AC Wolfsberger 0 - 4
Roma - Basaksehir 4 - 0
Round Grp L (1)
Manchester United - Astana FC 1 - 0
Partizan - AZ Alkmaar 2 - 2
Round Grp G (1)
Rangers - Feyenoord 1 - 0
FC Porto - Young Boys Bern 2 - 1
Round Grp K (1)
Wolverhampton Wanderers - SC Braga 0 - 1
SK Slovan Bratislava - Besiktas JK -
Round Grp H (1)
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Espanyol - Ferencvarosi TC -
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